Whether you are just getting started and exploring UX, UI and Product Design for the first time or you’re a seasoned product, UX/UI designer or design leader looking to deepen your knowledge, these influential UX, UI and Product Design publications are sure to help you sharpen your skills, stay up-to-date and get inspired by current design practices, and processes and tools.
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Think pieces and tutorials on UX, UI and Product Design
UX Collective is an independent design publication and blog on Medium of curated stories on user experience (UX), visual, and product design created to help designers think more critically about their work. We enjoy reading the thought-provoking pieces from professionals and experts in the product design space and the systems and models they implement in their processes and practice of UX and UI design.
UI, Visual design tutorials and think pieces for designers
A Medium blog by Smashing Magazine Editor in Chief Nick Babich. UX Planet features great articles and think pieces for UI designers that want to improve their visual design as well as more unique and outside-of-the-box design content like Metaverse Design. It’s also a great place to find Figma resources and tutorials and inspiration and walkthroughs of designing specific flows and apps.
Invision Inside Design
News, articles and events on digital product design
Invision’s design blog is hub of information around making loveable products, industry and design trends and UX conferences and events. This blog is a great one to follow to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s new and innvovative in design and collaboration with lots of behind-the-scenes conversations, interviews and trend reports and surveys from the design community.
Product, UX/UI and mindful design articles
DesignerUp creates original content around UI design, UX process and product design careers. There is also a focus on soft-skills for designers, mental health and mindset; such as dealing with imposter syndrome and practical UI design lessons like Color Theory for UI design. You’ll also find articles on transitioning into UX, freelance, business and great roundups for product designers.
Dropbox Design Blog
Resources for designers and design leaders
A wonderful resource that explores design culture, inspiration, branding, research and writing. There are great articles here to help you deal with product design backlog, understanding the business of design, UX writing and many other categories of design topics to explore.
Think pieces and news from the team at Figma
As the leading UI design software among today’s modern product designers, Figma’s own design blog has great content that features announcements about Figma and Figjam’s latest products and features as well as interviews and conversations with industry experts on how they use Figma in their workflows, on their teams and within their organizations.
Apple & Banana
UX Research Blog
One of my our blogs for UX Researchers. This easy to navigate site categorizes topics into 3 main areas - Application, Perspectives, and Collaboration. There are wonderful common UX researcher mistakes and interviews with user research professionals.
Product, UX and dev blog
Prototypr is a publication on Medium that features design articles and posts from a variety of authors. Their curation is focused on content that explores lessons learned from designers, career and portfolio building as well as tutorials on design and no-code tools like webflow.
Boxes and Arrows
Articles about design process, business and collaboration
Boxes and Arrows is devoted to the practice, innovation, and discussion of design including graphic design, interaction design, information architecture, and the design of business.
This is a great resource for exploring the interaction, business and collaboration side of design. They feature deep-dive articles on Branding, Information architecture concepts, systems thinking and other holistic approaches to the design and development process.
UX and usability content
Usability Geek is a blog that provides practical and useful insights into topics like Usability, User Experience (UX), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Information Architecture (IA) and related fields. They post articles on design and development trends, user and usability testing, UX job and career tips, as well as covering other topics around good design and usability principles and techniques.
UX, strategy and product blog
A publication aimed at beginning-to-intermediate user experience and interaction designers. This is one of our favorite sources for articles on usability hierstics in theory as well as application. It covers topics like ResearchOps, Content strategy for UX designers, Applying Behavioral Science to UX and other great UX research deep dives on niche topics like Diversity in Health Tech Products and Conversational Design.
UX Pin blog
UX, prototyping and design systems content
This is a great blog for those interested in UI design, visual design, UX case study analysis and other write-up that review and breakdown user interfaces and user experiences of popular apps. It also features tutorials and hows-tos on UI design and prototyping.
A List Apart
Design and web development standards
A List Apart is a long-standing blog that explores design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices. Some of our favorites are the interesting edge-of-design pieces around voice content and usability, asynchronous design critiques and sustainable web design.
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Career stories, design inspiration tips and guides
Editor X Blog
Using Feedly to Read Blogs in one place
We’re really big fans of Feedly and have been recommending it to our DesignerUp students to help them keep track of and declutter all of the blogs and content their consuming. Here’s a quick little walkthrough of how you can use it.
- Create a free account on feedly.com
- Copy the URL of the blog you want to read
- Click on the RSS feed icon
- Paste the URL into the and hit enter
- Select the blog from the search results
- Click the follow button to add it to your Feeds in the left side-bar
- You can also create folders to categorize and organize your feeds or add them to board so that you can refer back to them and share them.